Track: The Rumjacks – One For The Road

With the release of their fifth studio album ‘Hestia’, (read our review here) The Rumjacks went back into the studio to record a new EP ‘Brass for Gold’. The band have shared a track from the EP – ‘One For The Road’.

“After the amazing response we had from Hestia’s release, we knew we had to back it up, do it justice and show we aren’t messing around with any of this,” 

Bassist Johnny McKelvey comments:

“I guess while COVID ‘slowed everyone down‘ it just made us want to work harder, record more music, plan and think ahead to when all this mess ended that would be ahead in every way”

Singer Mike Rivkees added:

“Brass for Gold is as much as an EP can possibly offer and still be called an EP. In true Rumjacker fashion, these songs represent a variety of different stories. The topics range from lovesick nostalgia, to misfortunate war heroes, and a few lighthearted drinking songs for good measure,” 

“While some EP’s tend to be quite experimental, Brass for Gold represents a solid continuation of the newly reformed Rumjacks. Once again stating (almost literally in some of the lyrics) we are passionate and dedicated songwriters.”

Another cracker of a track full of Irish charm with a huge singalong chorus. Full of all the party atmosphere and punk stomping best that they brought with the album. This is a band riding high and writing some of the best material of their career.

Check it out, here

Find out more via the bands Website or Facebook

Purchase Hestia here and pre order the EP here

Read our interview with Johhny Mckelvey here


  1. Bounding Main
  2. Bloodsoaked in Chorus
  3. One for the Road
  4. Kicking Soles
  5. On A Somber Saturday
  6. Across The Water
  7. Blinding Flashes
  8. Falling Back
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